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Books at home push kids toward more schooling
by washingtonpost.com - Jay Mathews: Class Struggle
Mar 13, 2016
“My wife's parents did not go to college. Linda's father was a carpenter. Her mother was an aircraft assembly line worker. They grew up in Oklahoma farming families, married, moved to Southern California and raised their children in blue-collar neighborhoods full of families just like theirs.”
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College offers far more than a career path
by washingtonpost.com - Jay Mathews: Class Struggle
Mar 13, 2016
“My favorite teacher, Patrick Welsh, wrote an intriguing essay for USA Today about what he considers an overabundance of high school students going on to college. The same sentiments were expressed in a well-phrased letter from Eugene Morgan of Wheaton, published on The Post's editorial page June 20.”
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Facebook movie 'The Social Network' shows the folly of Ivy envy
by washingtonpost.com - Jay Mathews: Class Struggle
Mar 13, 2016
“This time of year, with high school seniors slogging through one college application after another and parents jittery about their children's futures, I often write columns explaining why it doesn't matter where they go to school.”
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Educators hope STEM bug bites more students
by washingtonpost.com - Jay Mathews: Class Struggle
Mar 06, 2016
“I know how high school course choices affect college chances, but I know much less about how they affect lives. For that kind of advice, I rely on some experienced career specialists, such as Ann Emerson of Stafford County public schools. She sent me a refreshingly cool appraisal of the red hot...”
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If your child resists college search
by washingtonpost.com - Jay Mathews: Class Struggle
Mar 06, 2016
“A frustrated parent brought an unnerving problem to my Admissions 101 discussion group on washingtonpost.com. The student (many of us in the group immediately assumed it was a boy) had gotten into a well-respected public university in his state and, the parent said, "adamantly refused to go on co...”
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Jay Mathews: Amid the SAT-obsessed, this family doesn't live by the numbers
by washingtonpost.com - Jay Mathews: Class Struggle
Mar 06, 2016
“The Demarees of Bethesda seem to be a normal American family, but wait. They didn't tell their children what their SAT scores were? They didn't do test prep? They didn't hire tutors? Could they have the answer to America's obsession with college admission?”
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Don't Make These Mistakes During SAT, ACT Prep
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Feb 08, 2016
“Students must put in a great deal of time, effort and research to meet their target scores -- but even the brightest of students can get tripped up by common mistakes. High school students should do everything they can to maximize their chances of test-day success -- and that might mean fixing some test-prep issues they don't even know they have. Three college students shared some personal examples of mistakes they made, as well as some bonus tips to help the study process.”
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University of Phoenix parent company to go private
by Education
Feb 08, 2016
“Apollo Education Group, the publicly-traded owner of the University of Phoenix, has agreed to be taken private by a group of investors in a $1.1. billion deal.”
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Yale Educator Recounts ‘Painful Experience’ of Halloween Email Furor
by NYT > Education
Feb 07, 2016
“Erika Christakis, a former lecturer at Yale, spoke for the first time in an interview about her experience as an unwitting target over campus protests against racial insensitivity.”
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Signs in Okla. school now warn visitors: Adults carry guns and are ready to use them
by Education
Feb 07, 2016
“Officials think everything will be okay in Okay if staff members are allowed to carry guns while on campus.”
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Cornell fraternity president charged with sexual assault
by Education
Feb 07, 2016
“A junior at Cornell University was arrested on sexual assault charges.”
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Student Demands: Who’s Resigned, What’s Renamed
by NYT > Education
Feb 06, 2016
“Administrators have wrestled with a deluge of student demands related to cultural and racial issues on campus. Some have already been met.”
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Rural Oklahoma school posts warning of armed staff
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Feb 05, 2016
“A rural school district in Oklahoma put up signs this week alerting visitors that some staff members have access to guns, in what it says is an effort aimed at deterring school violence. Schools in Okay, Okla., about 48 miles southeast of Tulsa put up signs that read, “Please be aware that certain staff members at Okay Public Schools can be legally armed and may use whatever force is necessary to protect our students,” the Tulsa World reports. The signs follow up on a gun policy in the district’s schools – which serve 420 students – approved by the school board in August that says staff members may bring a gun to campus concealed on their person or kept in a locked box.”
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In contentious debate, Clinton and Sanders both claim 'progressive' mantle
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Feb 05, 2016
“By Amanda Becker DURHAM, N.H. (Reuters) - Democrat Hillary Clinton went on the attack against rival Bernie Sanders on Thursday in their most contentious presidential debate yet, questioning whether his ambitious proposals were viable and accusing him of an "artful smear" in suggesting she could be bought by political donations. Sanders fought back repeatedly, questioning Clinton's progressive credentials and portraying her as a creature of the political establishment in a debate that featured heated exchanges on healthcare, college tuition funding and efforts to rein in Wall Street. The intensity reflected a race that has seen Clinton's once prohibitive lead in polls shrivel against Sanders as the two vie for the Democratic nomination for the Nov. 8 election.”
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After Racist Episodes, Blunt Discussions on Campus
by NYT > Education
Feb 04, 2016
“Addressing a racial crisis, the University of Missouri is finding that diversity isn’t enough to undo a decades-old problem. Today’s mantra is inclusion.”
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Sexual Harassment in the Sciences: Readers React on Social Media
by NYT > Education
Feb 04, 2016
“An article by The New York Times about Jason Lieb, a University of Chicago professor who stepped down amid a sexual harassment scandal, ignited a heated debate on social media.”
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Zambia closes two government universities after student protests
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Feb 04, 2016
“Zambia closed two government universities on Wednesday following violent student protests over unpaid meal allowances, its higher education minister said. Minister Michael Kaingu said the government had indefintely closed the University of Zambia and Copperbelt University to protect people's lives and property. Police had apprehended 26 University of Zambia students who blocked a road and stoned motor vehicles in Lusaka late on Tuesday during the protest, police spokeswoman Charity Chanda said.”
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Explore Career Programs at Trade Schools, Community Colleges
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Feb 04, 2016
“Students who want to learn a trade in less time than it takes to earn a bachelor's degree, and in some cases for less money, can look to technical schools and vocational programs at community colleges for the training they need to start a career. Vocational programs offer skills training and certification in specific career fields such as car repair or welding. The programs are offered by four-year colleges, community colleges and stand-alone institutions.”
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Homeless student stops donations and asks people to help others
by Education
Feb 04, 2016
“Many people wanted to help a college student who is homeless, but he quickly directed donations to help others, saying, "This is more than enough."”
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Syracuse student's viral video: Why I left my sorority
by Education
Feb 04, 2016
“A former sorority sister at Syracuse University calls for the organizations to return to their roots, saying the biggest problem "is the overwhelming lack of compassion for one another."”
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John Cleese will avoid colleges: He says they're too politically correct for comedy
by Education
Feb 02, 2016
“Actor and comedian John Cleese says he has been warned to avoid most university campuses as students are too apt to be offended by jokes.”
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Black America and the Class Divide
by NYT > Education
Feb 01, 2016
“The economic gap within the African-American community is one of the most important factors in the rise of Black Lives Matter, led by a new generation of college graduates and students.”
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2016 candidates seek to boost turnout in Iowa caucuses
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Feb 01, 2016
“DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Emily Isaac used her college graduation gift money to fly from California to Iowa to help Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders win the Iowa caucuses and, ultimately, go on to grab the Democratic nominee for president.”
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13 college students on school picnic drown in western India
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Feb 01, 2016
“NEW DELHI (AP) — Police say 13 college students on a school picnic have drowned while swimming in the sea in western India.”
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Former French justice minister to receive honorary degree
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jan 31, 2016
“MILWAUKEE (AP) — France's justice minister, who unexpectedly resigned this week, will receive an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.”
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Ex-justice minister of France accepts honorary degree in US
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jan 31, 2016
“MILWAUKEE (AP) — France's former justice minister has accepted an honorary doctorate degree in law and human rights from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.”
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The Learning Network: Film Club | ‘Ivy League Trailblazers’
by NYT > Education
Jan 29, 2016
“What is it like to be the first member of your family to go to college? This short film explores the privileges and challenges that first-generation college students, especially those attending the nation’s most prestigious universities, must learn to deal with.”
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Oxford University Will Keep Statue of Cecil Rhodes
by NYT > Education
Jan 29, 2016
“Oriel College, one of 38 largely self-governing colleges at Oxford, said it would keep the statue of the man regarded by many as an architect of apartheid.”
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Clarification: France-Government story
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jan 29, 2016
“PARIS (AP) — In a story Jan. 27, The Associated Press reported that former French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira is scheduled to receive an honorary degree from the University of Wisconsin. The story should have specified that the degree is from the University of Wisconsin's Milwaukee campus.”
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Amid fraud fears, colleges vet China applicants with video
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jan 29, 2016
“American colleges sorting through a record number of applications from China are increasingly turning to video interviewing services to assess students' language skills, get a feel for their personality ...”
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Stanford, Harvard each topped $1 billion in charitable donations last year
by Education
Jan 29, 2016
“New data shows 20 colleges in the Washington area saw significant jumps in charitable fundraising amid a strong economy.”
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Colleges That Ask Applicants About Brushes With the Law Draw Scrutiny
by NYT > Education
Jan 28, 2016
“Auburn is one of 17 universities in the South that a civil rights group says include broad questions about contact with the legal system on admissions forms.”
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Teens who try e-cigarettes more likely to start smoking
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jan 28, 2016
“By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Teens who try electronic cigarettes may be more than twice as likely to progress to traditional cigarettes as their peers who haven't used the devices, a recent U.S. study finds. The results from surveys following more than 2,300 high school students in Hawaii mirror findings from a separate analysis of smoking habits among about 2,500 Los Angeles teens published in JAMA last August, adding to evidence that using e-cigarettes may be a gateway to smoking tobacco. "The question of whether e-cigarette use will operate to prevent smoking or promote smoking is the number one public health question of our time," said lead study author Thomas Wills, interim director of the cancer control program at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center in Honolulu.”
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Three predictions about the future of higher education
by Education
Jan 28, 2016
“Law schools are in trouble, the strongest universities must have diversified revenue, and most public colleges won't be able to survive without strong state funding.”
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Amherst College Drops ‘Lord Jeff’ as Mascot
by NYT > Education
Jan 27, 2016
“The move follows student protests over the use of Lord Jeffery Amherst, a colonial military commander who suggested killing Native Americans with smallpox-infected blankets.”
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U.S. Colleges Get Record Donations
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jan 27, 2016
“U.S. colleges and universities raised a record $40.31 billion last year, buoyed by megagifts to Stanford University, Harvard University and other wealthy institutions. The 7.6% increase in charitable donations was fueled by more gifts from individuals, rather than from foundations, and benefited from soaring valuations of gifts of art, according to an annual survey set to be released Wednesday by the nonprofit Council for Aid to Education. Stanford led the pack with a record $1.63 billion raised in its fiscal year ended Aug. 31, followed by Harvard, which brought in $1.05 billion in its fiscal year ended June 30.”
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The Citadel punishes cadets in case involving KKK-like costumes
by Education
Jan 27, 2016
“The public military college sanctions 14 cadets after probe of incident in which some wore white pillowcases while singing holiday songs.”
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'Lord Jeff' was never Amherst's official mascot. But the college just dropped him anyway.
by Education
Jan 27, 2016
“A prestige school distances itself from a British lord named Amherst who proposed infecting Native Americans with smallpox.”
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Florida State Settles Suit Over Jameis Winston Rape Inquiry
by NYT > Education
Jan 26, 2016
“The settlement, for $950,000, also commits Florida State to five years of sexual assault awareness programs, although the university did not admit liability.”
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45 percent of Nigerian graduates unemployed: survey
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jan 26, 2016
“Nigeria needs to ramp up training and job creation schemes for university graduates, a leading recruitment agency said on Monday, after a survey indicated nearly half of those with a higher education qualification were unemployed. A total of 41,032 (45.72 percent) of the 89,755 people who responded to the survey on jobberman.com said they were unemployed graduates, the Lagos-based firm said in an emailed statement. The results demonstrated the "need for urgent actions on both public and private sector operators", calling the number of unemployed graduates "cause for worry", it added.”
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Pakistan's thin red line: armed teachers in classrooms
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jan 24, 2016
“Headmaster Naveed Gul walked past the armed guard at the gate into his office. As primary school pupils studied their morning lessons outside, he reached beneath his warm woolly sweater, and pulled out a gun. A debate over arming teachers has surged in Pakistan once more, days after assistant chemistry professor Syed Hamid Husain opened fire on the Taliban gunmen who stormed the university campus where he worked.”
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The Learning Network: Student Question | Should Colleges Find a Better Way to Admit Students?
by NYT > Education
Jan 22, 2016
“Are there better ways to find the best candidates without jeopardizing high school students’ mental health?”
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Wealth Matters: When College Scholarship Programs Falter
by NYT > Education
Jan 22, 2016
“The philanthropist who initially funded First Scholars is suing an affiliate university that ended the program, accusing it of breaching its contract.”
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Ontario colleges' men-only Saudi Arabia campuses criticized
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jan 22, 2016
“TORONTO (AP) — Ontario's provincial premier says she finds it unacceptable that two Ontario colleges are operating campuses in Saudi Arabia that don't admit women students.”
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Government to Reveal Colleges With Title IX Waivers
by NYT > Education
Jan 21, 2016
“Critics say the waivers sought by religiously affiliated institutions enable them to discriminate against gay and transgender students.”
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4 Tips for Families Navigating College Financial Aid Amid Divorce
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jan 21, 2016
“Tiffany and Clem Clay always wanted the best college education possible for their children. That the Massachusetts couple now has six children between them -- three from Tiffany's prior marriage and three from Clem's -- doesn't change that. But their divorces and remarriage make navigating the financial aid process harder.”
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Pakistan attack raises tough question: should teachers shoot back?
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jan 21, 2016
“By Jibran Ahmed and Tommy Wilkes CHARSADDA, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Stuck with 15 of his students on a third floor balcony of a campus building as gunmen came up the stairs, university director Mohammad Shakil urged Pakistani police arriving at the scene to toss him up a gun so he could shoot back. "We were hiding ... but were unarmed," Shakil told Reuters, speaking after four Islamist militants attacked Bacha Khan University in Pakistan's troubled northwest on Wednesday, killing more than 20 people. "I was worried about the students, and then one of the militants came after us," Shakil added.”
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Sinosphere: Chinese Students and U.S. Universities Connect Through a Third Party
by NYT > Education
Jan 20, 2016
“A private company that conducts interviews of prospective students helps American colleges keep up with the growing number of applicants from China.”
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Ask 3 Questions to Decide Between AP Exams, SAT Subject Tests
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jan 20, 2016
“As high school students start preparing their college application portfolios, many are confronted with the decision of whether to take Advanced Placement exams or SAT subject tests. While certain colleges and universities require students to submit SAT subject test scores, others do not. AP exams are not required by colleges and universities, but your scores can influence the admissions process and, in the case of a 3, 4 or 5, potentially earn you college credit.”
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One in 10 college graduates believes Judge Judy sits on Supreme Court
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jan 20, 2016
“Nearly one in 10 American college graduates believe Judith Sheindlin, a.k.a the wisecracking Judge Judy from syndicated afternoon television, is one of the nine justices currently serving on the United States Supreme Court.”
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Educators Seek to Ease Pressure in College Admissions Process
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jan 20, 2016
“The report recommends ways that colleges can encourage students to focus on ethical behavior and intellectual engagement rather than “brag sheets of accomplishments,” said Lloyd Thacker, executive director of the Education Conservancy and a collaborator on the report. “It’s about caring for what you’re doing and caring for others and not performing to please an admissions game,” Mr. Thacker said. “We’re hoping this is going to catch fire and together schools will do more” to send students different signals about what matters.”
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'Water Jets' May Stem Tide of Student Obesity
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jan 20, 2016
“Inexpensive dispensers that bring cold, filtered water into New York City public schools may be putting a dent in the childhood obesity epidemic there. More than 40 percent of children in elementary or middle school in New York City are overweight or obese. "These are small but meaningful numbers, particularly for an intervention like this that was very low-cost to implement and can be done widely throughout New York City public schools," said Brian Elbel, an associate professor of population health at the Langone Medical Center of New York University, who led the study.”
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3 Dead in Murder-Suicide Near SUNY Geneseo
by NYT > Education
Jan 18, 2016
“Colin Kingston, a 24-year-old former student at the university, fatally stabbed two current students, one of whom was his ex-girlfriend, in a house near campus, the police said.”
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Family of man killed by Ohio college police officer gets $4.85 million in settlement
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jan 18, 2016
“The family of a black Ohio man killed by a University of Cincinnati police officer during a traffic stop will receive $4.85 million and free college tuition for his 12 children in a settlement, attorneys said Monday. Body camera video of the traffic stop showed Samuel DuBose, 43, was shot in the head by Officer Ray Tensing in July last year after he was pulled over for a missing front license plate on his vehicle. DuBose attempted to prevent the officer from opening the car door before the car started slowly rolling forward.”
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Sexual violence isn’t just a college problem. It happens in K-12 schools, too.
by Education
Jan 18, 2016
“Federal officials have seen an increase in sexual violence complaints at the nation’s schools.”
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3 victims of Honduras bus crash were college students, nurse
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jan 15, 2016
“NEW YORK (AP) — The two New York college students and a nurse practitioner who died in a bus crash in Honduras while volunteering in the Central American country were bighearted, dedicated and caring, people who knew them said Thursday.”
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Which Wheaton? Hate mail rekindles confusion of 2 colleges
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jan 15, 2016
“NORTON, Mass. (AP) — The angry emails came in a flurry to the president's office at Wheaton College, a small, picturesque campus near Boston. But they all shared one simple mistake. They were sent to the wrong Wheaton.”
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Ithaca College president resigns after protests over race issues
by Education
Jan 15, 2016
“Thomas Rochon resigns as president of Ithaca College, effective July 1, after months of racial tensions on campus.”
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Choose Between AP, Online Classes
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jan 12, 2016
“Advanced Placement, or AP, classes have traditionally offered high school students the opportunity to pursue a more rigorous education, as well as the opportunity to enhance their college applications and to earn course credit. The rise of online education, however, has provided students with new avenues for accomplishing these same goals. Given that time is often a student's most precious commodity, which path should he or she take -- the AP class or the online course?”
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Campus Sex … With a Syllabus
by NYT > Education
Jan 08, 2016
“How do you teach college students about sexual consent? The answer: very, very carefully.”
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Colleges are now banning hoverboards from their campuses
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jan 11, 2016
“If you’re looking for a faster way to get from your dorm room to that class all the way across campus, don’t turn to the hoverboard. Washington, D.C.’s Georgetown University just became the latest in a string of colleges to ban the devices from their campuses, citing the risk of spontaneous combustion. It’s the latest in a series of setbacks for these improperly named gadgets (they don’t actually, you know,  hover ) — late last year, airlines prohibited passengers from bringing hoverboards aboard their planes, and online retail titan Amazon went so far as to advise people to throw them away altogether. And while college students may be known for their risky behavior, this is one hazard that universities are clearly unwilling to take on. As per a report from the Associated Press, some 20 American institutions have now banned these motorized scooters altogether. “It’s clear that these things are potentially dangerous,” Len Dolan, managing director of fire safety at Kean University in Union, New Jersey, told the AP. “These things are just catching fire without warning, and we don’t want that in any of our dorms,” he continued. Although some colleges have only banned the boards from dorms, others have prohibited them across campus, and it seems that more schools may soon follow suit. From Louisiana to Ohio to our nation’s capital, students are being told to leave their boards at home. And outside of colleges, hoverboards are outlawed on the streets of New York and come with considerable regulations in California. Related : U.S. Marshalls raid a Chinese hoverboard maker’s booth at CES While this may seem like something of an overreaction, it’s worth noting that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is currently investigating some 28 fires across 19 states, all of which have been linked to hoverboards. Still, students are none too pleased about the new rules. “Honestly I was really disappointed,” Bryce Colegrove, a sophomore at Shawnee State University in Ohio, which recently banned hoverboards, told the AP. “I don’t think it’s right to ban them. I mean, it’s a college campus; it’s not a high school.” Also watch: Raimond de Hullu's vision for Oas1s green buildings Please enable Javascript to watch this video”
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Spain's Princess Cristina to stand trial in landmark corruption case
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jan 11, 2016
“Spain's Princess Cristina and her husband go on trial Monday under intense global media scrutiny in a landmark corruption case that has outraged the country and sullied the monarchy's reputation. Cristina, a 50-year-old mother-of-four with a master's degree from New York University, will be the first Spanish royal to face criminal charges in court since the monarchy was reinstated following the 1975 death of dictator General Francisco Franco. The trial of the princess and the 17 other accused, including her husband, former Olympic handball player Inaki Urdangarin, will get underway at 9:15 am (0815 GMT) at a court in Palma on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca, where the Spanish royals have a holiday home.”
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A Q&A About College ‘529’ Plans
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jan 11, 2016
“When 529 funds are used to pay for college tuition, how does one prove to the IRS that the money was spent on tuition? When you have a 529 plan, you’ll get a form 1099-Q detailing any withdrawals you make from your account, says Keith Bernhardt, vice president of retirement and college products at fund manager Fidelity Investments. “However, it is up to the account owner to keep track of which withdrawals were for qualified higher education expenses and which withdrawals are not eligible for favorable tax treatment,” he says.”
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George Washington U. to rescind Cosby's honorary degree
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jan 11, 2016
“WASHINGTON (AP) — In a reversal of its previous stance, George Washington University said Monday it will rescind an honorary degree awarded to Bill Cosby in 1997, saying the debate over the honor was creating trauma for sexual assault victims.”
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New York colleges, businesses partner in internship program
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jan 11, 2016
“New York's public university system and The Business Council launched a database Monday to match employers with prospective student interns, saying it would save companies from having to sift through stacks ...”
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These Are the States Where College Students Are Hardest Hit by Tuition Hikes
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jan 10, 2016
“Slashed funding for state schools and skyrocketing tuition. Public universities tend to pass costs on to students, who end up borrowing an average of $30,000 to cover the upward-spiraling price of a diploma.”
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As States Cut Funding, Tuition at Public Colleges Soars
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jan 08, 2016
“A new report from the research firm Young Invincibles, a millennial advocacy group, finds that 48 states -- all but Alaska and North Dakota -- are spending less per student on higher education than they did before the recession.”
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Bad news, college students: Pizza boxes contain toxic chemicals
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jan 08, 2016
“Sure, we’ve accepted (albeit begrudgingly) that pizza isn’t the greatest for our health. But the box  too?! That may be just too much to handle. Pizza lovers, college students, and Americans everywhere, take note — I have cause for consternation. The Food and Drug Administration has just banned three chemicals found in food packaging, most notably in the all-important pizza box. As it turns out, three perfluoroalkyl ethyl types (which are not only used in food packaging, but also in carpet cleaners and camping tents) are toxic, which, given the aforementioned information, comes as little surprise. These perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are currently used to repel oil and water in pizza boxes, but they should also repel you . According to a recent ruling by the FDA, there is “no longer a reasonable certainty of no harm from the food-contact use of these [chemicals].” Which seems to be a euphemism for, “Your pizza box may make you sick.” The controversy surrounding these hazardous materials is nothing new — in May of last year, The New York Times reported on a public campaign that reignited a “years-old debate” regarding the chemicals, noting that PFASs “lingered in people’s bodies for years, and appeared to increase the risks of cancer and other health problems.” Related : Want pizza? Just press Domino’s Easy Order button And now, over seven months later, the FDA is finally taking action. The official ban will be implemented in its entirety 30 days after the ruling is published in the  Federal Register,  the government agency says, and of course, doesn’t spell the end of all delivery pizza forever. It’s just going to prompt a need for some serious creativity in creating new pizza boxes that don’t include the PFASs. So here’s your chance, aspiring entrepreneurs — there now exists a need for disruption in the pizza box industry. Think you’re up for the challenge?”
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My college got caught up in the horrifying rage over Wheaton's Muslim-Christian God debate
by Education
Jan 08, 2016
“A college president writes about a toxic culture that turns disagreement and civil debate into threats and harassment, after a controversy at another college over religion and free speech goes viral”
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Street Scene: Putting the Heat on Yik Yak After a Killing on Campus
by NYT > Education
Jan 06, 2016
“A Washington lawyer’s civil rights complaint against the free messaging app that’s all the rage on campuses nationwide could spell trouble.”
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Qataris say Texas A&M pact for Doha branch should remain secret
by Education
Jan 06, 2016
“Virginia Commonwealth University has disclosed its contract to operate in Qatar. Texas A&M, also public, has not.”
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University fires professor who says Sandy Hook was a hoax
by Education
Jan 06, 2016
“Florida Atlantic University officially terminates James Tracy, a professor who questioned the veracity of media reports of the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.”
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Cuomo Lifts Minimum Wage for Workers at New York Universities
by NYT > Education
Jan 04, 2016
“Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s executive action will affect about 28,000 workers who are employed by the state’s university system.”
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As Justices Weigh Affirmative Action, Michigan Offers an Alternative
by NYT > Education
Jan 05, 2016
“With the Supreme Court considering a challenge to the affirmative action policy of the University of Texas, campuses like Michigan are finding new ways to attract minorities.”
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Colleges Where Freshmen Usually Return
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jan 05, 2016
“The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific areas. Be sure to explore The Short List: College, The Short List: Grad School and The Short List: Online Programs to find data that matter to you in your college or graduate school search.”
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The real-estate companies cashing in on college students
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jan 05, 2016
“Why 22 student housing properties are worth $1.4 billion.”
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Fall enrollment: Ups and downs at colleges in Maryland and Virginia
by Education
Jan 05, 2016
“Most schools in the two states have stable student head counts. But there are some outliers.”
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More than 100 lawmakers demand that professor who ordered journalists away from Mizzou protesters get fired
by Education
Jan 05, 2016
“Republican state lawmakers ask the University of Missouri to fire a professor whose actions, filmed during protests on campus, sparked viral outrage.”
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4 Questions to Ask About Online Dual MBA Degree Programs
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jan 04, 2016
“For Brent Chyna of Chicago, who has worked full time in different laboratory positions for more than 20 years, online learning seemed like a sensible option to continue his education, allowing him to balance his job with school on a flexible schedule. To gain more formal business training in a career rooted mostly in science, in 2008 he enrolled in an online degree program offered through University of Maryland University College. He chose to pursue a Master of Science in biotechnology that combined the fields of science, technology and business, just like he wanted. As he started to wrap up the program, he decided to take a step he hadn't initially considered: earning an MBA on top of his Master of Science through the school's dual degree program, a feat he accomplished this past April.”
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Applying to college soon? Eight resolutions to help you in 2016
by Education
Jan 04, 2016
“From a college admissions expert.”
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Here’s why women and minorities struggle to get ahead — even with a college degree
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jan 01, 2016
“Some groups don’t benefit as much from higher education.”
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Avoid These 8 Rookie Investing Mistakes
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jan 01, 2016
“The financial markets are complex, and there is a lot of information that can be confusing to someone who's simply trying to save for retirement, sock money away for their kid's college education and build a nest egg. Here are eight rookie investing traps to avoid while you map out your investment plan. A common mistake do-it-yourself investors make is switching investments to cash at the wrong time and letting fear or greed rule their decisions.”
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Is more physical education at school linked to higher student math scores?
by Education
Jan 01, 2016
“American University study of the D.C. Healthy Schools Act links physical education time to math competency.”
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The Learning Network: Student Question | Should Students Expect College to Be Like Home?
by NYT > Education
Jan 01, 2016
“What challenges and opportunities appear when college students keep their families involved in their campus life?”
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How to make America great again for Trump voters
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jan 01, 2016
“Recommended: Can you tell the 2016 Republican presidential candidates apart? Polls have found that, compared with other candidates, Trump draws strong support from white workers with less-than-college education and less-than-average incomes. In his campaign rallies, Trump resonates with these voters by arguing that American jobs and wages are being eroded by trade with China – and by an unchecked tide of immigrants across the southern border.”
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For-profit colleges in Maryland are ripping off students, consumer group says
by Education
Jan 01, 2016
“Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition says students in the state are making a risky bet attending for-profit schools that are saddling them with high levels of debt for often worthless degrees.”
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One-time MVP Stabler had CTE, doctor says
by CNN.com - Top Stories
Jan 01, 2016
“One time MVP and Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, who died in July, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, researchers at Boston University said Wednesday.”
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Two-year colleges lack services to reduce unplanned pregnancies
by Education: News & Videos about Education - CNN.com
Jan 01, 2016
“Months before its summit on community colleges Tuesday, the White House asked Americans to post on its website ideas for community college reform, and vote for their favorite idea.”
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U. of Alabama activists renew a long conversation about race
by Education
Jan 01, 2016
“Activists at University of Alabama help drive new conversation about race relations, at a campus with a long history on the issue.”
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Might Yale rename a college to honor a beloved student, instead of a 19th century slavery proponent?
by Education
Jan 01, 2016
“After protests over race relations on campus, Yale leaders consider renaming a building honoring a slavery propnent — and one of the suggested alternatives is surprising.”
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If you want to carry a gun on campus, these states say yes
by Education
Jan 01, 2016
“But many others say no.”
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Why public university presidents are under fire
by Education: News & Videos about Education - CNN.com
Jan 01, 2016
“We know an industry is in crisis when its top institutions cannot establish stable leadership. That is the case with some of our nation's best public universities today.”
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Missouri Professor Who Called for ‘Some Muscle’ at Protest Is Charged
by NYT > Education
Jan 01, 2016
“Melissa A. Click, an assistant professor who tried to remove journalists from a campus protest last year, was charged with misdemeanor assault on Monday.”
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Mizzou professor who pushed reporter away from protesters is charged with assault
by Education
Jan 01, 2016
“Melissa Click, the University of Missouri professor caught on videotape during student protests, faces assault charge.”
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Trump blames Tony Perkins for '2 Corinthians'
by CNN.com - Top Stories
Jan 01, 2016
“Donald Trump says it's Tony Perkins' fault he said "two Corinthians" instead of "Second Corinthians" during a speech at Liberty University this week -- a mistake that raised questions about his biblical knowledge as he courts evangelical voters.”
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College-bound headache: Blizzard forecast disrupts the last 'old' SAT
by Education
Jan 01, 2016
“The College Board says students affected by closure of test centers Saturday can take the exam on a makeup day.”
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